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A rewarding career

by Published: February 13,2011

Tags: Frank Yates, Mississippi Association of Educators

MAE executive director has seen a lot of good and bad in his years in education in Mississippi A  former public school educator, Frank Yates is mindful of how rewarding a teaching career can be. But now as executive director of the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE), the former Columbus high school mathematics teacher is […] [...]

WCU osteopathic class ready for orientation

by Published: July 25,2010

Tags: Mississippi, school of medicine

First-of-its-kind school of medicine in state shows William Carey’s vision Mississippi will soon have its second school of medicine when the College of Osteopathic Medicine opens at William Carey University in Hattiesburg.  “This is not only a great addition to William Carey’s curriculum and campus, but it is a great addition to our state,” said […] [...]

College students mean $3.5B to capital economy

Economic development team launches program aimed at increasing enrollment in Hinds County   With an economic impact of nearly $3.5 billion in Hinds County, college education is big business. Because of that, The Hinds County Economic Development District (HCEDD) has launched a campaign aimed at increasing enrollment in the county’s colleges and universities.  “We just […] [...]

Stimulus funds help fill funding shortfalls

One-time influx helps keep schools afloat With state revenues in decline because of lower tax collections linked to the ailing economy, the hundreds of millions in federal stimulus funding for education have been very welcome. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided one-time funding through three main education streams: the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund […] [...]

Climate Action Plan

Southern Miss will save $273 million by being ‘greener’ with initiative   The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is the only university in the state and one of the few in the country that is an official “green school” by virtue of having adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will greatly reduce the school’s […] [...]

Merger economics

Negative impact to towns might be bigger than economic impact on state budget For the CEO of Columbus Lowndes Development Link, the economic development organization for that region, the success of Mississippi University for Women is vital. “That’s a $20-million payroll and 114 acres in the middle of my city,” said Joe Max Higgins, CEO […] [...]

Universities turn to social networking to promote schools

    Social networking websites are fast becoming the new water cooler of the Information Age and universities are latching onto them as a unique and critical part of marketing their institution, interfacing with students and attracting prospects to their classrooms.   When Belhaven College in Jackson announced that it would be changing its name […] [...]

Juco partnerships are good business

by Published: February 8,2010

Tags: Severstal Columbus, The Capps Center, workforce training

Education-business link helping to build good workforce across the state   When Severstal Columbus opened its doors in Aug. 2007, only 10 percent of its 545 employees had experience in the steel industry. That is why the company used multiple mediums for workforce training, said Charlie Furman, external relations manager for the Columbus plant, which […] [...]

Wilson gets it

by Published: February 8,2010

Tags: Blake Wilson, Business, education, MEC

  MEC president understands link between education and business Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) president Blake Wilson understands the important link between education and the business community. That understanding has not gone unnoticed by others. Hank Bounds, commissioner of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, said Wilson, who has spent more than 15 years working with […] [...]

ICC undertakes massive expansion

by Published: July 27,2009

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School has seen student increase of 10 percent and expects another 10 percent in growth Normally when a state institution like a community college needs more space for expansion, the process from conception to completion takes three or four years. Those time constraints can make it difficult when the expansion is needed immediately — not years […] [...]

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